I don't think the Civil Rights Marches would have gained as much sympathy and support if they were all dressed in saggies and bling.
Segregation supporters would have had a huge propaganda boast if the rates of out of wedlock births, drop out rates, and black on black crime were as high then as they are today.
M.L.K. had asked his supporters to wear their "sunday best" so they would look as respectable as possible.
How can anyone say that racism has not declined? We have a Black President, A Black Chairman of the Republican Party, A Black Supreme Court Justice. During Segration, illegal conspiracies to diprive Blacks of the right to vote were ignored.
Black actors and actresses have won awards, back when "Gone with Wind" came out, the Black performers were not allowed to go to the premiere.
Until the 1950's the Armed Forces were segregated. In the 1990's, Colin Powell was the highest ranking officer in the entire United States Army.
During the Second World War, Blacks in Navy were only used as cooks on ships. Today they command those vessels.
Once it was perfectly acceptable to bar blacks from joining country clubs. Today, the most celebrated golfer is Tiger Woods. Woods would be an honored guest at any country club in America.
This list of changes could go on and on.
If anything Black People are afraid to talk about the dysfunctional traits of some elements in their community.
· 1 decade ago